Collection of David Rothenberg's "Koch Watch" reports from WBAI. Begins with great piece of music written for the mayor. 1) Coverage of anti-apartheid rally in Central Park where Koch was booed after calling certain members of the crowd "Marxist-Leninists"; 2) The resignation of Victor Botnick, the controversial Chair of the Health and Hospital Corporations; 3) Koch's hypocritical participation in Hands Across America benefit on Memorial Day, 1986; 4) The rebuilding of... Source: WBAI
Josiah Beeman, State President of the California Young Democrats and legislative assistant to Congressman Phil Burton, addresses the rally. He expresses support of campus Young Democrat clubs across the state for FSM. Clark Kerr addresses the crown regarding the faculty's response. William Stanton, assemblyman of the 25th Assembly District [Santa Clara County] addresses the rally in Sproul Plaza. He speaks of his academic connection to University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and his attendance... Source: KPFA
Carol Brightman (editor of Viet Report magazine), Mike Klare (associate editor of Viet Report magazine), Mike Locker (lecturer), and Paul Rockwell discuss the role of American Universities in the Vietnam War. Universities are involved with actual military operations in Vietnam by applying social sciences and technological research which were used for propaganda and technologies. Source: KPFA
University Students for Law and Order (USLO), and anti-Free Speech Movement group established two days prior, give a press conference, explaining who they are and reading their petition that states, "We, the undersigned responsible students of the University of California, interested primarily in obtaining an education, consider the disruptive tactics of the FSM to be totally unwarranted for the attainment of their original goals. We desire the university to return to a state of normalcy.... Source: KPFA
Victor Marchetti was a high ranking CIA official who resigned and criticized the agency. He discusses his novel "Rope-Dancer" which was published in 1971. The novel is about a high ranking agent who goes to work for the Soviet Union and presents a realistic portrait of life at the CIA headquarters in Virginia. Marchetti discusses the CIA's role in foreign and domestic affairs, and what it is like to work in the organization. Source: WBAI
Al Gene Besser reviews the art, anti-art assemblage exhibit at the Civic Center Museum which consists of 200 works. He describes the difference in the styles of Dadaists, cubists, surrealists, and futurists and speaks about the influence in the art pieces.RECORDED: Mar. 1962. BROADCAST: KPFA, 8 Apr. 1962. Source: KPFA
The first part of a dramatic reading of the novel The Trojan horse (1937) by American journalist, essayist and author Christopher Morley (1890-1957). In this tragicomic retelling of the Troilus and Cressida legend, published in 1937, the 99.5 Radio Theatre tells a story that transcends the times, casually mixing periods to make a Troy as relevant to the 1960s audience as Saigon. Part 1 tells of Troy in the tenth year of Siege; of how Prince Troilus first sees the Trojan debutante, Cressida, at... Topics: Radio Programs, fiction, Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957, Mythology, Greek
Women's news with Judy Pasternak for the week of March 7, 1985, incorporating KPFA's Majority Report. Subjects discussed: Katherine Davenport reports on a new law in Montana requiring insurance companies to charge men and women the same rates for the same coverage, including an interview with Ann Brodsky of the Women's Lobbyist Fund in Helena, Montana (00:04:42); Ginny Burson and Karen Sondheim on women's occupational safety and health issues (00:11:23); interview by Mimi Rosenberg with Eileen... Source: WBAI
According to the interim report, Academic Senate Emergency Executive Committee meets with regents on December 17, 1964. On December 18, 1964, Regents declared that advocacy or content of speech will not be restricted beyond the purview of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Regents establish a committee that will meet with students and faculty regarding matters of campus political activity, with the intent of providing maximum freedom with responsibility. Also included in Advice of Emergency... Source: KPFA
Pete Wilson hosts a special "Gay Rage" edition of Gay Pride. Program begins with news announcements. Wilson vents his frustration with the journalist Arthur Bell over his article "Hostility Comes Out of the Closet" in the June 28, 1973 issue of the Village Voice. He takes Bell to task for his portrayal of the queer liberation movement and for refusing to talk to him about the article on his show. Wilson takes listener phone calls. One caller reports that transgender activist... Source: WBAI
June Jordan: Affirmative Acts. A Celebration of the Writing, Teaching, and Activism of June Jordan (1936-2002) recorded in Berkeley, California. A celebration in honor of the publication of Jordan's twenty-fifth book "Affirmative Acts" and her career. Speakers on this recording (Part 1 of 2) include: Trinh T. Minh-ha, Junichi Semitsu, Bernice Johnson Reagon, tributes by E. Ethelbert Miller and Julia Alvarez read, C. R. Studio Architects discuss the African burial ground project,... Source: KPFA
Cleaver speaks at a meeting sponsored by the Eldridge Cleaver Defense Committee. Originally scheduled at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, the group's permit was canceled by city officials, and the meeting was finally held at California Hall in San Francisco. Introduction by Jessica Mitford. On November 26, 1968, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall refused to extend Eldridge Cleaver's liberty pending his upcoming trial, and his parole was technically reinstated as of November 27th,...
A play by Jon Katz, adapted from the historical documents of the fugitive slave resistance at Christiana, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 1851--the so-called "Christiana Riot." Heard in the cast are Lois Adler, Jay Bonnell, Crystal Field, Brannon Hall, Walter Jones, Frank MacFie, Marvin Peisner, and Ashton Young. Folksongs performed by John Bassette. Technical director, Edgar Walker. Produced and directed by Jon Katz. This production was scheduled to coincide with Negro History Week... Topics: Radio plays, Slavery in literature, Slave insurrections, Riots--Pennsylvania--Christiana, Katz,...
Dave van Ronk and Patrick Sky perform at WBAI's Free Music Store with special guest Phil Ochs on April 21, 1973. The evening is introduced by WBAI's Steve Rathe. The three guitarists switch off performances throughout the evening. Songs played on Part 1 of this recording include Frankie and Johnny, Casey Jones, Flower lady, [song by Patrick Sky about jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge], You ain't so such a much, Pretty smart on my part, Ramblin' hunchback, The legend of the dead soldier, and... Topics: Folk music, Ochs, Phil, Van Ronk, Dave, Sky, Patrick
Edited actuality of student protests against new campus rules at University of California, Berkeley. Demonstrators await outcome of negotiations between Savio and other student leaders, Berkeley Chancellor Strong, and University President Clark Kerr. They prepare for possible confrontation with police. Among the events captured in this recording are discussions of strategies for passive resistance; demonstrators singing various Civil Rights Movement songs including "We Shall... Source: KPFA
Thank you to Charles Amirkhanian and Other Minds for donating this folio for preservation as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Digitized Folio Collection. Topic: Radio programs, public service Source: folio